Man Arrested for Allegedly Raping Neigbour’s 8-year-old Child

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Chiemelie Ezeobi
Barely a week after a vulcaniser was arrested for raping a young girl in Lagos, the state police command has again arrested another suspect for raping his neighbour’s eight-year-old daughter.

The incident, which happened at the Idimu area of the state, occurred after the 33-year-old man identified as Okwuome Henry, reportedly invited the victim, a primary school pupil to his house.

The victim, whose parents had gone to their respective business places, was invited by Okwuome to his apartment at Abio Frank street, under the pretext of sending her on an errand.

He however, was said to have forced the unsuspecting girl into his bed, where he had carnal knowledge of her, with a warning not to tell anyone about what transpired.
The incident would have gone unnoticed but for the sharp eye of the girl’s mother, who sighted blood stains on her cloth while washing them later that night.

Upon inquiry, the victim revealed what transpired, upon which Henry was arrested by policemen attached to Idimu Division.
According to eyewitness account, no one had at first believed the girl because of the closeness between Henry and her parents.

But on closer observation, it was discovered that her private part was still blood stained and had bruises.
THISDAY gathered that Okwuome had been charged to court last Friday, where he pleaded not guilty.

Although the case was adjourned till April 25, 2016, the presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O.E Adeyemi granted him bail in the sum of N250,000 with strict instruction that his two sureties must show evidence of tax payment for four years.